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Tightness on incision

I had surgery 7/25 FDL cut. Since week 3 I have had embrace scar therapy on my incision. When I took the embrace off today I went to stand straight up and I feel a pain on the scar that is painful almost like it is stretching. How long does this last? Thank you.

astrife Houston, TX
6 days ago

Category: Tummy Tuck

Nelson Castillo, MD Atlanta, GA
5 days ago

Thank you for sharing your question and congratulations on your procedure! Depending on whether it was the scar or any muscle tightening performed, tension or stretching may be felt for several weeks to months after a tummy tuck. This is the importance of maintaining regular postoperative appointments with your surgeon to ensure your healing progresses without issue.

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